Winter 2013

CHESAPEAKE BAY JOURNEYS

EXPLORE • RELAX • CONSERVE

Sotterley’s river of freedom

Sotterley’s river of freedom

Escaped slaves had major impact in War of 1812

Visitors to Maryland’s Sotterley Plantation learn how the British presence during the War of 1812 helped provided a path to freedom for some slaves.

Lara Lutz
Thrills without chills

Thrills without chills

Step out of the cold; see what's hot at Bay museums

Blustery winter days provide an ideal opportunity to lean about the Chesapeake Bay’s waterfowl, history, culture and heritage through a visit to a museum.

Staff and Wire Reports
The ‘Big Night’

The ‘Big Night’

Looking for amphibians looking for love

Some parks, nature centers and amphibian clubs offer organized field trips to witness the annual amphibian migrations to vernal pools on what is often called the "Big Night."

Lara Lutz
Want to take some really cool photos?

Want to take some really cool photos?

Warm light, clear air offer opportunities not found rest of the year

Bundle up and take advantage of the opportunities for great photos provided the the crisp air, and low angle of sunlight, during winter months.

David Harp
Chesapeake Film Festival
Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017
Out & About the Chesapeake

Out & About the Chesapeake

New smartphone apps for the Chesapeake region can direct users to local trails; provide real-time conditions on the water; and help to identify species with the tap of a finger.

Staff and Wire Reports
Duck, Duck, Goose

Duck, Duck, Goose

Winter birders flock to Maryland's Eastern Shore

All one needs to spot the Eastern Shore’s winter birds are a pair of binoculars, and perhaps a camera, field guide, warm jacket and a sense of adventure. The birds provide everything else.

Rona Kobell
Snow better way to camp

Snow better way to camp

Clear water, solitude reveal dramatic Bay hidden rest of year

There is elemental loveliness to the winter camping around the Chesapeake: satisfaction in being out when most aren't, and the pleasures of clean air, clear water and unsurpassed dawns and sunsets.

Tom Horton
Cultural integrity

Cultural integrity

Cultural integrity

It's worth visiting Cooperstown, the farthest reach of the Chesapeake watershed, to discover the river's headwaters and its history and to witness how conservation can benefit both a village and a river.

Joel Dunn
Waterfowl Festival 2017

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